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Travellers' Choice2023
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place, with wonderful food, and fantastic service. The atmosphere was lovely, as were the staff.. Really good value for money.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 17 May 2024 via mobile

This restaurant is a MUST when visiting Rothbury. We went in on whim, we had a table for 4 adults and a dog outside on a sunny evening. There was lovely music playing and great atmosphere. My partner had a starter and it was as...big as the main courses! For main courses we had three pasta dishes, and a pizza, all were made from delicious fresh ingredients. The portion size was huge! We had to get a to-go bag. We thought the price was very reasonable and the staff were attentive and friendly. Don’t pass up this little gem!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 24 April 2024

Brilliant Italian restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere are really excellent. One of the best Italian restaurants I have had the pleasure of visiting! Delightful!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 24 April 2024

What can I say, we had a most devine meal. Excellent service, fantastic food and one very enjoyable evening, the food was delicious and the staff went above and beyond. I would highly recommend. THANK YOU 😊

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 18 April 2024

The staff were very polite and helpful and seemed to have a family-owned vibe about the place. The menu has plenty of choices, which I ordered the meat feast pizza, which was very tasty. I would highly recommend this hidden gem, and it definitely wasn't...expensive.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 10 April 2024

Had a really delicious meal here during the Easter holidays. Prompt, efficient and friendly service, very reasonably priced and really delicious. Will definitely be returning on our next trip to Rothbury.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 April 2024

Absolutely delicious! Very flavourful starter - spicy meatballs, then two pizzas… both very nice! Great fresh produce, made to order, lovely pizza base. Friendly staff. Highly recommend! Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 30 March 2024

Excellent food and great value for money. Staff are very friendly. Interior is quite quirky with a relaxed atmosphere.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 6 March 2024

Called in as we were passing and were able to get a table Bon a fairly busy Monday night. Service was excellent, food amazing and reasonably priced. We enjoyed it so much we booked for the following night. Tuesday was again a busy night but...service and food were again superb. Large selection on menu and couldn’t fault anything we had. We will definitely return next time in Rothbury.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2024 via mobile

Absolutely delicious meal. I can honestly say that I've never had a better Italian meal. La Mensa is so warm and inviting, great food and happy, friendly staff.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 January 2024

If you’re from the North East or even just a tourist, if you’re in Rothbury this is a must go place! Today me and my friend went for lunch and it was just incredible! First of all the decor and theming was really enjoyable and...really felt like an authentic Italian experience. The customer service skills was exceptional, our waitress was so friendly, polite and inclusive and made sure everyone was having a lonely time. As it was lunchtime on a Thursday it was quite quiet so brilliant to see such a high standard of customer service experience even during quieter times. The Lunctime deal was so worth the money and the food was phenomenal! I had Garlic Bread, Fillet Steak Calazone and Sticky toffee pudding and all were incredible. There was so much rich flavour and pure authentic Italian flavours were added to every mouthful. I even got to compliment the chef who again was so friendly and cheerful. As it was my Birthday he even offered me a free shot which I politely declined as I was driving that day. It’s just such a pleasure to see passionate people who but so much effort into what they do to make others happy. So please go and support La Mensa and you will not be disappointed! Next time when I’m in Rothbury I know exactly where to go. Thank you La Mensa for an incredible memorable experience 😊🍕More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 January 2024

Beautiful lunch time menu . We had travelled from Washington on the bus and found this little gem by chance . Gorgeous food really attentive staff and lovely venue .

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

Well enjoy fine Italian cuisine in this wonderful restaurant. Warm friendly welcome on arrival and a menu packed with mouth watering dishes. Cooked fresh and served piping hot delicious!. Good selection of wines including the very famous Bardolino wine, one you do not see very...often out of Italy.. A place to return to for sure Thank you so much see you next time. 😊More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 December 2023

Fantastic lunch time special with my daughter today. The food, presentation and service was outstanding! Fab

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 December 2023

Had an excellent lunch at La Mensa, reasonable prices, helpful chatty waitress, only downside for us (as older customers) the background music is a little loud & we couldn’t talk to each other easily.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Response from 123ouradventures | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, we did try several times before we arrived in Rothbury to call and book a table however no joy. So on our first night in Rothbury we walked to the restaurant and made a booking for the last night.
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La Mensa is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5